Courage, Conviction, and Composition: The American Experience to the Civil War

Learning Community Theme

Learning Community E (LCE) has been designed to provide you with an integrated learning experience. This means that you will be learning about history, writing, and the business of being a college freshman in all of your LCE courses. Composition, Courage, and Conviction is the theme for our learning community for Spring 2018. Looking back in time, we will find ways to apply this theme to the men and women you study in Dr. Wooster’s class. Examining the present, we will find to ways to apply this theme to your personal experiences as a novice writer/learner encountering new writing situations and tasks. By the semester’s end, you should have a rich understanding of what composition, courage, and conviction means, both historically and personally.

HIST 1301: Dr. Robert Wooster

  • I've taught Seminar for HIST 1301 for 9 years. I KNOW this class :)
  • I've been a regular member of Triad E for 9 years! I KNOW this learning community :)
  • What's Amanda's advice for succeeding in Dr. Wooster's class?

1.) GO TO CLASS!

2.)Pay attention and take GOOD notes because...

3.) THE NOTES ARE (for the most part) CRUCIAL TO YOUR LEARNING THE MATERIAL! and NOT AVAILABLE ON BLACKBOARD :)

  • Show up to lecture. You won't be disappointed! PROVE THAT YOU TOOK DR. WOOSTER'S CLASS!

4.) Do the assigned readings AND exam study guides! Don't wait til the last minute to do these either, you will be causing yourself some unnecessary stress. And... you won't be able to appreciate what you are learning this semester!

5.) DO WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY - EVERYTHING counts!

6.) KEEP ALL OF YOUR TRIAD COURSEWORK! YOU WILL NEED IT FOR THE LC COMPREHENSIVE PORTFOLIO!


ENGL 1302: Professor Jennifer Bray

http://falcon.tamucc.edu/wiki/JenniferBray/Home

  • I've taught with her since Fall 2009!
  • What to expect:
    • Writing, writing about writing, and the writing processes
    • Introduction to rhetoric, argumentation, academic reading, research and more writing
    • CHECK AND USE HER WIKIPAGE! IT WILL BENEFIT YOU AS THE SEMESTER PROGRESSES!
    • You might find this link useful.
  • What's Amanda's advice for succeeding in Professor Bray's class?

1.) GO TO CLASS! :)

2.) Take the daily writing completed in class seriously. Doing so will help you on major triad writing projects. (For real.) Make sure to save each MAJOR revision for any major writing project you complete! (Trust us: This is particularly useful for when your computer catches on fire or gets ran over by a Dodge that has a lift kit and Hemi, etc.)

3.) Confused about an assignment or want feedback on your writing? Go and see her during office hours! You won't regret it!

4.) Embrace the use of wiki, folks! You will use Professor Bray's wikipage to know what she has planned for class, information about your major assignments, etc. Check it regularly. (Go ahead and save it to your Favorites tab on your computer or bookmark it on your phone.) Here it is: http://falcon.tamucc.edu/wiki/JenniferBray/Home

5.) Better keep up with your homework- EVERYTHING counts!

6.) KEEP ALL OF YOUR TRIAD COURSEWORK! YOU WILL NEED IT FOR THE LC COMPREHENSIVE PORTFOLIO!

Note: Life is all about grappling with change, folks. Professor Bray and I use wiki as our primary means to distribute information about the learning community. Embrace it! If you ever need to find us quickly on the web, simply do a Google search like this: Our name- wiki tamucc, and you can find us!